About the Program


About the Program

About the LoadPass Permit Program

County Contacts
Permit Fee Schedule
Purchase ePermit
Restricted Road Map
LoadPass User Guide

The LoadPass Permit Program was founded in the mid-1980’s by the Western Dakota Energy Association. A group of counties in western North Dakota involved in the oil and gas industry. The system was started to give the counties some control over the heavy loads traveling over their county roads, and to give the industry one place to obtain permission for traveling overweight on the county/participating township roads. The system has been in operation for over 30 years, but has evolved as the industry has evolved.

The 19 North Dakota communities presently using the permit program are:
   Counties    Adams, Billings, Bottineau, Bowman, Burke, Burleigh, Divide, Dunn, Emmons, Golden Valley, Grand Forks, Hettinger, Logan, McHenry, McIntosh, McKenzie, McLean, Morton, Mountrail, Renville, Slope, Stark, Traill, Ward, Wells, Williams
   Cities    Dickinson, Watford City

The fee schedule for the Permit System is as follows: View Fee Schedule

To obtain a Permit, go to, and click on Order Truck Permits, and complete the permit form. LoadPass User Guide (PDF)

WEIGHT-RESTRICTED ROADS – For information on Weight Restricted Roads, View County Road Restriction Map.

Permits are valid on Non-divisible Loads only, and Weight Restrictions may be in place on some or all county/township roads.
Trip permits are not valid for divisible loads. Divisible loads must be reduced to legal weight. Permits are only valid on non-divisible loads.

Please be advised that some counties have placed additional restrictions on the use of county roads. If you will be traveling on weight restricted county or participating township roads you will need to include the road restriction in your permit route, and ton/mile fees will be applied. You may view the Restricted Road map on the website for more information.

Please note:

The LoadPass Permit System provides the road restriction information, notifications and road restriction map as a courtesy to the counties and the industry. The information provided is from multiple data sources from the participating Counties. The information is believed to be accurate but LoadPass cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information within the system. It is the permit holder’s responsibility to follow all applicable road restrictions. A listing of the participating county road superintendents and sheriff offices is available on the website. Please call the county before driving to clarify any questions you have about county roadways or routing.

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